Monday, November 06, 2017

Standing up for reason..

In an interesting reversal of the normal apologetics that our (Western) politicians engage in I noticed that the Governor General of Canada (a former astronaut) recently stood up at a science conference and ripped into the usual superstitious nonsense that many people in the world (incredibly!) still cling onto. She had a dig at Astrology, Homeopathy, Creationism and climate-change denial. To most rational people it was simply a statement of what we know to be true from evidence and study, hardly controversial. Except, of course, the usual contingent of "believers" that don't value evidence when it comes to their personal heartfelt delusions. This group predictably got their knickers in a twist about the speech, "Governor General Mocks religion" was the headline in some papers.

I guess we shouldn't be surprised, it must be frustrating for people not to have anything tangible or concrete with which to defend their beliefs, attack must seem like the best (and only) form of defence to them.

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